I had some scheduled maintenance on my car today. The rear differential was leaking, so a new gasket was the solution. Damn gasket was $10, but labor was just ridiculous....$108 later, I have a freakin' gasket. On the bright side, I got some much needed cleaning done around the house today. I just can't stand to stay inside while it is so nice outside, so I cleaned out the garage and tried to get the oil from the leak off the garage floor. After many attempts, I gave up. I guess it will forever remind me of the $108 I paid for a gasket!!!
ON a lighter note, I pulled those two roses up and took them and their receipt back to Wal Mart and got a refund. This time I bought roses that are already leafed out. I wasn't able to replace them with the exact duplicates, but at least they will have leaves and look like the other roses. I survey all the plants every morning while I drink my coffee. I am happy to announce that
almost every plant that I set out last year is coming back out. The only lone dissenter is a gardenia that my brother and sister-in-law gave me when I moved here. I didn't think the angel trumpets were going to re-appear, but I can see little wisps of green along the base of every plant, so I think they survived the winter.